Mike da Ponte

Mike da Ponte

Winnetka , IL, USA


I received my bachelors degree from Illinois State University, studying under my professors, John Miller, Slate Grove and John Moran. Since my graduation in 2012, I've been working full time as the studio technician at New Trier Township High School, located in Chicago's North Shore. Our program has the highest elective enrollment at NT with around two hundred kids learning glass on a daily basis. Aside from working at the high school, I'm a full time artist. I mainly focus on hot sculpting, blowing and casting techniques as well as experiment with a variety of mixed media.


  • casting
  • flame/lampworking
  • coldwork/engraving
  • glassblower
  • accept commissions
  • kilnforming
  • fusing/slumping
  • beadmaking


385 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka , IL 60093